Summer: CIEE: Central European Studies
Prague, Czech Republic (Outgoing Program)
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and the country’s largest city. Prague has a population of 1.2 million residents. It is nicknamed the City of One Hundred Spires because of the ample number of towers that define the city’s skyline. Here you will find some of the most beautiful examples of medieval, gothic, renaissance, baroque, neoclassical, nouveau, and cubist architecture. Not to mention Prague offers a wide range of riverside parks, museums, clubs and bars. Some of the must-sees in Prague include the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. Once you are in Prague, it will not take you too long to understand why it is considered one of the best cities in Europe.
You will be able to choose one three-credit course per session. Classes are taught by faculty from reputable institutions of higher education or research, including faculty from Charles University, Czech Academy of Sciences, and the Academy of Performing Arts. Included in the cost is a one credit “survival” Czech language course per session.
To view the current courses available through the CIEE: Prague Central European Studies program, visit the CIEE website.
For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
With CIEE and your peers you will visit sites of historical and cultural importance in Prague such as Prague Castle, Old Town, the historical halls of Charles University, theater, and opera. In addition, academically coordinated field trips to locations in Bohemia and Moravia are arranged, allowing you to gain a wider perspective of the region and a greater understanding of studied academic topics and Czech culture. CIEE also arranges optional guided field trips to Berlin, Krakow, and Vienna with CIEE professors at an additional cost.
Summer I 2017
Arrival: May 22nd
Departure: June 19th
Summer II 2017
Arrival: June 19th
Departure: July 17th
Summer III 2017
Arrival: July 17th
Departure: August 13th
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by CIEE and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Each CIEE apartment houses three CIEE students as well as one Charles University student (CIEE Flat Buddy). Apartments consist of two bedrooms with shared areas including a fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom. Please note that meals and Internet fees are not included with this option. CIEE apartments are located in various neighborhoods and require a maximum 35 minute commute to CIEE.
You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. Internet connections are available for free in the dormitory. You'll have access to wireless Internet and a computer lab at the CIEE Study Center. In addition, Prague offers a good network of Internet cafés for a small fee.
Program Cost: Summer 2017
For more information about the additional non-billable expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about finances, including information about Financial Aid and tuition remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to all study abroad students (for students participating in both sessions) who receive a Pell Grant. For more information please visit the Gilman website.
CIEE CIC-Partner Scholarships ($500) - Available to Rutgers students participating on eligible CIEE study abroad programs. Applications will be released to students upon acceptance.
CIEE Scholarships- Available to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs. For more information please visit the CIEE website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and national scholarships.